Definition of feoffee in English:


Syllabification: feoff·ee
Pronunciation: /fefˈē, fēˈfē


  • 1A trustee invested with a freehold estate to hold in possession for a purpose.
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    • He became a legal advisor to Lord FitzWalter and later to his son, as well as a feoffee of the FitzWalter estates; he similarly served the Earl of Oxford, who had landed and commercial interests in Maldon.
    • The feoffees' secretary, Campbell Higgins, said the market operator still owed an unspecified amount of money.
  • 1.1 historical (In feudal law) a person to whom a grant of freehold property is made.
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    • The Sunday market was renting land owned by the feoffees, an ancient feudal society with land rights.


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French feoffe 'enfeoffed', past participle of feoffer, variant of Old French fieffer (see feoffment).

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